Prescribed Fire Senior Crewmember

The Nature Conservancy

Redmond, Oregon

Job Type: Full-Time (Seasonal)

Salary: 23.00 - 25.00 per hour

Start / End Dates: 2024-05-01 to 2024-11-01

You will represent The Nature Conservancy Oregon’s Fire Management Program in the places you work. Your can-do attitude, safety mindset and fire practitioner skills will be important as the module prepares fire lines, maintains equipment, conducts pre and post-burn monitoring, interacts with landowners and community members, and completes other prescribed fire related tasks. We will ask you to serve in roles matching your qualifications and experience. As a Prescribed Fire Senior Crewmember, you will be asked to serve as a Firefighter Type 1 or Single Resource Boss during daily crew operations, including prescribed fire planning, preparation, implementation, and monitoring. This may include leading small squads of TNC employees, partner staff, or volunteers. We will look to you to take direction from crew leadership, and work with small groups to complete tasks and achieve goals associated with fire management.

The Prescribed Fire Senior Crewmember may participate in wildland fire management activities in partnership with other non-government organizations, Indigenous Peoples and Tribes, local fire departments, and local, state, and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee or as a short-term employee of a partner entity (such as an Administratively Determined short-term federal employee).

This is a seasonal, full-time, hourly wage position. Working over 35 hours a week will occur occasionally, especially during prescribed fire seasons and while traveling for assignments overtime rates apply after the first 40 hours each week. Travel expenses, meals and lodging will be provided by TNC when traveling for prescribed fire assignments.

Shared module housing will be provided by The Nature Conservancy and/or partner organizations at no cost to the employee.

Prescribed Fire Senior Crewmember will be expected to:

  • Perform tasks under the supervision of the Prescribed Fire Module Lead and Assistant and in coordination with local U.S. Forest Service Fire Management staff.
  • Function as a contributing member of a diverse, mixed-gender, cross-generational team with a range of experience and skills.
  • Follow established safe work practices.
  • Be able to perform heavy physical work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.
  • Assist with all aspects of prescribed burning including planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Based on experience and qualification (either Firefighter Type 1 or Single Resource Boss), lead small groups in support of fire management activities under the direction of crew leadership.
  • Operate ATVs, UTVs, tractors, chain saws, leaf blowers and tow trailers.
  • Maintain assigned equipment.
  • Maintain accurate records of work time, expenses, etc. and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Become competent with mobile mapping and data collection such as Collector for ArcGIS and Avenza Maps.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Qualifications / Experience Level Required:

  • Qualified as an NWCG Singe Resource Boss (Engine Boss or Firing Boss Preferred) as described in TNC’s Fire Manual: https://www.tncfiremanual.org/SingleResource.htm
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • Experience managing volunteers or entry-level staff.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Maintain accurate records of work time, expenses, etc. and submit reports in a timely manner.
  • Become competent with mobile mapping and data collection such as Collector for ArcGIS and Avenza Maps.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Housing: Yes

Contact:

Paul Garcia

1(425) 275-1765

Apply for This Position: paul.garcia@tnc.org

Application Closes: 04/01/2024

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